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Ride the Popemobile for Your Stag Do in Ireland

What’s the hottest way to drive around during your stag do in Ireland? Right now, it is the Popemobile used when Pope John Paul II paid a visit to the country back in 1979. Proudly made in Ireland, as this mobile was built in Cork, it is now the most popular mode of transportation for stag dos.

Most people would think that this vehicle would be in a museum right now. However, when Paddy Dunning acquired the Dublin Wax Museum and this popemobile, he decided to rent it out. He did spend $75,000 to resurrect this particular vehicle. It is now fully functional and upgraded with a Mercedes Benz chassis.

Drive Around in a Popemobile

Since the popemobile can accommodate 15 people, it has become a popular vehicle for stag and hen parties. By renting this vehicle, group members do not really have to take separate cars to get around town.

Anyone who is spending their last moments of freedom in Dublin can rent this unique vehicle. According to its owner, Mr. Dunning, this is not just rented out for stag and hen parties. In fact, it can be useful for all sorts of private parties like debutante’s nights and other such parties.

This fancy taxi comes at a fancy price, but for some folks, it is definitely worth every penny. It can certainly make any affair more memorable. This can be rented out at €300 per hour and VAT still needs to be added on to that price.

Visiting the Capital of Ireland

Dublin has long been a popular hen and stag party destination. With over 600 pubs and more clubs, it is one of the cities to party hard. So, if you are having a stag or hen party in Dublin, you now have the opportunity to drive around in a fancy taxi that can accommodate your whole group. See the sights or go pub crawling. For sure, the people’s eyes will be on you.

Those who will be visiting the capital city of Ireland for the first time might also want to see the sights and just use the popemobile for that purpose. A lot of people are at odds that such a vehicle will be rented out for stag parties that can get rather wild. Still, Dunning’s promotional package lists a lot of potential uses. He even plans to get sponsors that will drive it around as a “hopemobile.”

Partying at the Capital City

Dublin has a lot more in store for stags and hens that stay for the night or weekend to celebrate their last moments of freedom. Besides its vibrant nightlife and music scene, Dublin also offers lots of activities that can make those last moments truly memorable.

With lush golf courses, challenging go kart race tracks, wide open spaces for clay shooting and buggy racing, stags can easily find fun activities to enjoy during the day. Of course, at night, Dublin’s nightlife is something worth looking forward to. The choice is yours… go pub crawling or choose a particular venue to drink and party all night!

Awesome Mobile Phone Apps for Your Hen or Stag Do

Technology certainly makes it easier for most of us to get by nowadays. Some folks would even say that certain electronic devices have become indispensable. Mobile phones are definitely one of those indispensable gadgets. These gadgets, with the right applications, can even be useful for your stag do.

Now, if you are having your stag do soon and happen to have a smartphone, these are some applications that you might want to download beforehand. For sure, no matter where you go, such applications can help you make the most out of your last moments of freedom.

Weather Apps

Stags that plan to enjoy a number of outdoor recreational activities during their stag weekend will find a phone application with a weather forecast feature quite useful. By using one, you can easily avoid certain dangerous situations.

If a storm is brewing, or if it rains, rock climbing, hiking, and other outdoor recreational activities can be more dangerous. With an app that warns you beforehand, you can then change your plans and enjoy indoor activities instead.

Find My Friends

iPhone users have a good advantage. If everyone in the group is using an iPhone, the Find My Friends application will come in handy. During your stag night or stag weekend, you can easily lose track where certain mates are. This application can help you find them.

NHS Direct

In case anything goes wrong, the NHS direct application will be useful for anyone spending their last moments of freedom anywhere in the United Kingdom. You will never know when you need medical help and stag parties can get quite wild. So, make sure to install this application just in case.

City Travel Guide

Having access to a travel guide can certainly make things a lot for you. If, for instance, you do not have a clue as to what the best club is in that city or town, a city travel guide will tell you what that is. For sure, having access to TripAdvisor or Lonely Planet will also give you an idea on what not to miss during your stay in that particular location.

Map Application

Your City Travel Guide actually goes hand in hand with your map application. Though it helps to know where you should go, you need a map application that can show you how to get there.

A map application is truly a must have for any trip. It is potentially the most important application you can have when you take a trip anywhere. There are map applications that even have pub or bar finders that will make it much easier for you to enjoy your stag night.

These are just some mobile phone applications that will be useful for any stag or hen weekend. Be sure to come prepared for anything that can go wrong, that includes weather changes and unforeseen accidents, and get these phone applications before you leave for your stag do. No matter where you go, it certainly helps to make use of such applications.

Things That Can Go Wrong on a Perfectly Planned Stag Do

Even the most carefully planned stag do or hen do can have a disastrous outcome. For a stag party group from Dumfries that was going to Spain, that was the case. All things considered, no one would’ve predicted that something would go wrong with their airplane.

The group boarded the plane that was already 15 minutes late of its original schedule as the flight attendants had to assist a passenger on a wheelchair board the plane. Who would’ve known that delay would be a good thing? If they took off in time, things would probably be a lot worse.

What Actually Happened?

Everything seemed normal until the 15 minute delay. Once the all the 189 passengers were aboard the 737 passenger jet, the plane started to take off from the runway. However, before the plane reached its take off speed, the pilot hit the brakes.

As the passenger jet skidded, the lights inside the plane went out, and that caused its passengers to panic. When the plane stopped skidding, the pilot ordered all the passengers to evacuate. This incident happened last October 19, Friday at 7:40 AM.

Barry Gemmell said that he smelled fumes and saw the smoke coming out of the vents in the cabin. Another passenger added that if the plane already took off, they’d be looking at something worse as the plane would’ve crashed.

The Party Must Go On

Despite what happened, the group of seven decided that the party must go on. So, the group went on the next flight going to Benidorm in Alicante. They did manage to have that planned stag party in Spain and they enjoyed a weekend there.

Because of what happened, they actually had a stag do worth remembering. As a matter of fact, Barry said that it might even be mentioned as part of one of their mates’ wedding speech next month.

Though an incident like this cannot really be foreseen, it helps to be lucky. This group was truly just lucky that the plane did not really crash and they had the chance to evacuate before it even took flight.

Stag Party Locations in Spain

Sunny Spain is actually a popular summer retreat and tourist destination. The country is known for having all that sunshine. Furthermore, the rain in Spain runs mainly on the plain and they definitely get less rainfall than the United Kingdom.

In Spain, there are a number of popular stag weekend locations to choose from. This group of revelers chose to have a stag party in Benidorm which is one of the most popular stag do locations in Spain. If you need more stag party ideas, check out what Barcelona, Magaluf, and Ibiza have to offer.

Spain is actually known for its beaches. Naturally, its sunshine goes well with its beaches. That is why tourists from all over Europe and beyond go to Spain. This winter, if you’d rather have sunshine instead of snow during your stag do, spend your last moments of freedom in one of those Spanish beaches.

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